1ST WINTER REGIONAL @ DISNEY GOLF A GREAT SUCCESS
WINTER REGIONAL WINNERS AT DISNEY:
L-R, Chad Frank (Champ), Kenney Brunfield (D), Jason Manning (A),
Dan Podawiltz (C), & Jimmy Schoening (B).
Lake Buena Vista, FL; It was a typical spring weekend in Orlando--sunny skies, pleasant temperatures and a little breeze--as 70 players from 12 Golfweek Amateur Tours across the country competed in the first Golfweek Winter Regional @ Disney Golf.
Chad Frank (Orlando) 74-77-151 overtook first day leader Jeff Moritz (Orlando) 73-80-153 to grab a two stroke victory in the Championship Flight. Scott Davis (Orlando) 79-77-156 & Cory Walker (Orlando) 77-79-156 tied for third with Davis winning the match of scorecards.
Jason Manning (Orlando) took top honors in the A flight with rounds of 80-86-166. He slipped past Greg McCoy, 85-82-167 of Charlotte by one. Jay Starr (Orlando) 87-83-170 was third and Al Clerico (Orlando) was fourth 77-94-171.
Jimmy Schoening (NCF) topped B flight with 83-81-164. Veteran Ray Rodriguez (Orlando) 83-82-165 edged out Steve Johnson (Orlando) 85-82-167 to finish second. Justin Carroll (Orlando) 85-84-169 was another 2 back in fourth.
In C flight, Dan Podawiltz (Orlando) 86-92-178 cruised to a six shot win over Chris Swanson of Nashville (90-94-184). Charlie James (Orlando) 100-90-190 finished in third.
Kenney Brumfield (Orlando) took the top prize in the D flight after rounds of 96-93-189. It was one better than second place finisher Robert Russ (Orlando) 93-97-190. Po Lehman (Tampa) 94-97-191 took third. Ken Ross (Tampa) 99-93, Victor Benintende (Tampa) 95-97 and Kim Crank (Tidewater) 93-99 all tied for fourth on 192. Ross and Benintende won the scorecard match for fourth and fifth, respectively.
Congratulations to all the winners